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2023 NICHE Best School
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#8 K-12 Private School in Illinois.

 

12:1 Student/Teacher Ratio
Three Lower School students working together in a class

Intentionally smaller class sizes allow teachers to be flexible and inventive in the classroom.

 

Social Emotional Learning
Two students sitting with the Upper School Dean

We teach our students to manage emotions in their everyday lives, navigate their social and academic demands effectively, and prepare them for success in life beyond EA. 

 

State of the School

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that this year, our 185th, will be the final year of Elgin Academy. Despite the tremendous efforts of the Board, school leadership and other dedicated community members to find a path forward, we have recently determined that our model of an independent Preschool through 12th grade school is no longer sustainable in Elgin.

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What's Happening

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By the Numbers

184

Years Forging Future Leaders

72%

Faculty Holding Advanced Degrees

12:1

Student to Teacher Ratio

100%

Acceptance to Four-year Colleges

100%

College Matriculation 

70%

Graduates Eligible for AP Credits